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  1. It is twenty years after the end of the global wars. Our world lies in ruin. Once-great cities are now nothing more than shattered hulks populated with bioengineered soldiers, giant rats, and rogue robots. This is the world of Rubble & Ruin, a setting inspired by the classic post-apocalyptic fiction of the 1970's and 80's, where players take the role of prospectors searching the rubble for surviving technology. Here you'll find a description of the ruined city and its denizens, a bestiary, information on hostile elements, common trade goods, and sample gangs. Character generation includes six cultures, seven new races, and a section for biomodifications, cybernetics, nano-psionics, and dozens of new failings. Spot Rules for barter, firearms, the building of and fighting from cars, and the prospector’s best friend; the common dog. Also includes two full-length adventures. By Rich LeDuc. 130 pages. Published by Chaosium April 2010.
  2. A Martial Artist's power comes from life-giving Chi, which suffuses the land of the Dragon Empire. It is your duty to use your martial skills and amazing Chi powers to protect the Forbidden City from the hungry ghosts, hopping vampires and Foreign Devils who murder and steal from the innocent. Use an expanded Martial Arts system that is compatible with any Basic Roleplaying game. Characters may employ real-life styles, like boxing or ninjitsu; mystical styles that stem from magic; or design their own styles with the tools provided. There are dozens of styles to choose from, and over one hundred Chi Powers. Explore the expansive Dragon Empire, where beauty and culture are marred by corruption and decadence. Due to high concentrations of Chi, magical spirits live alongside mortals. Players can choose to be humans, spirits, or something in between. Reap the rewards of piety: you might become Enlightened, find a position within the Celestial Bureaucracy, or even take a sip from the Elixir of Immortality. Dragon Lines is a game of high flying action. Characters can wade through hordes of Lesser Foes, and then duel with another Martial Arts masters. You can survive dangers which would slay ordinary mortals. Walk on water, run up walls and along rooftops, and harness the very powers of Heaven to shoot lightning from your fingertips! By Charles Green. 128 pages. Published by Alephtar Games March 2010.
  3. The year is 1092 in the Age of Itania. King Girart of Mirensa, villified as the killer of children, schemes to bring the Nine Kingdoms under his crown while Safiro of Tivonna engages magi and spies to thwart Girart's ambition. Mad King Bertrant of Ossirenza bears the burden to defend the lands of Men against marauding Krek even as his galleys war on Tivonnan ships to satisfy his raging temperament. In the wild North the rangers, always outnumbered, battle the depredations of ruthless Kyaksa tribesmen who strike from mountain strongholds. In the steppes to the east the Solok tribes battle each other to satisfy the blood-lust of their gods and raid the West for its riches. The Vashaniin, an ancient and prideful people, spurn involvement in the affairs of Men while they prepare for the coming of a threat more dire than any of the petty squabbles of the West - an enemy that even now may be probing the defenses of the gray walls of the mountains of the Eastern Divide. By James Brian King. 136 pages. Published November 2010 by Chaosium. TarsaPreview.pdf
  4. The village wise-woman creating herbal mixtures to cure her neighbours of the latest plague to curse their homes, the crone who disguises herself as a beautiful young woman to entice men to their doom, the travelling warlock who trades in potions and talismans which may or may not be truly magical. These are all examples of witches; men and women for whom witchcraft is an art and a profession. Within this monograph you will find new spells common to witches, rules for brewing magic potions and rules for creating talismans - a new kind of one-shot magic item in which the witch invests a portion of their soul for a short time. There are also descriptions of various witches’ organisations, and optional allegiance rules for flavouring magic ‘black’ or ‘white’. BRP: Witchcraft is a monograph best suited to Dark Ages, High Medieval, High Fantasy, Arabian Nights and Renaissance settings. However, there is nothing to stop you playing a modern witch selling magic potions under the table at a local diner or an apocalypse survivor rediscovering the old ways. By Byron Alexander. 76 pages. Published by Chaosium December 2010.
  5. The version of the BRP book I have doesn't have prices for the weapons just Cheap, Expensive etc. Can some one provide me with a list or a link to a list of all the weapons and their prices.
  6. In Search of the Trollslayer is classic beer-and-pretzel dungeon-crawl filled with monsters, traps, and treasure! Your players will need to use their brawn as well as their wits to survive this dungeon. It is designed for 3-6 characters of Heroic Campaign power level. Other power levels may be used with some adjustment to encounters and obstacles. It is also suggested that the players create their characters using the total hit point option, as this will allow for a much more dynamic and exciting adventure. It is recommended that the party include at least one Wizard or Sorcerer, as there are several obstacles that will require their arcane skills to get past. This scenario is set in a dank and dismal swamp but could be placed in any campaign world with a few minor modifications. Three hundred years ago a brave human hero named Sir Tolwar was slain while leading an epic charge during the height of the Troll Wars. The body of the knight was never found but, because of his bravery, the tide of the war turned and Sir Tolwar became revered as a Saint. A brotherhood was formed that honored the knight, and they erected a shrine on the very site of the battlefield where Sir Tolwar was slain. They called themselves the Brotherhood of the Lance in reference to the weapon Sir Tolwar wielded on that fateful day — a golden spear called Kerok, the Trollslayer. Word of the shrine spread. Pilgrims thronged to this holy place, where to behold the spear of the saint could cure disease, heal the sick, or bestow courage for those going forth into battle. At first The Brotherhood accepted only donations for the upkeep of the shrine. But soon greed began to take root within their ranks. They began to charge great sums of money to look upon Kerok, causing those who truly needed the help of the saint to be turned away. The Brotherhood began to purchase farmland surrounding the shrine, demanding the serfs that worked it to pay exorbitant rents. As the years passed the Brotherhood of the Lance became nothing more than a cruel landlord. The greed and selfishness of the brotherhood angered the gods. They summoned a mighty cataclysm which shook the earth and flooded the Order’s holdings, creating the Dread Swamp. The monks themselves were transformed into hideous creatures haunting the catacombs of the shrine. Now the shrine is all but forgotten; a ruin rotting in the middle of the Dread Swamp. But legend has it that Kerok the Trollslayer, the lance of Sir Tolwar, remains hidden within the walls of the forgotten shrine, waiting to be claimed by any adventurer willing to retrieve it. By Troy Wilhelmson. 48 pages. Published by Chaosium May 2009.
  7. This supplement is a companion book for the Aces High setting. Incident at Alice is split into two sections; the first section is concerned with historical, geographical and societal issues that will allow the Master to explore some of the land of New Mexico during the appropriate period. The second section is a scenario which will allow the players to interact with some of the people and creatures that live here. In the scenario the characters will be involved in a bank raid and will chase an Apache outlaw across rugged terrain. Along the way they will begin to learn of the supernatural entities called the Kachina, sacred, mythical spirits of the Pueblo dwellers religion. The Puebloans themselves have a long and, at times, dark history. Some of which waits to be discovered in one of their forgotten, holy sites. The characters may begin to understand that not all Native Americans are the same. Being able to tell the difference between the thoughtful, artistic Puebloans and the warlike, aggressive Apache will give the characters some insight into the many divergent philosophies that are endemic of the native populations. In the end, learning this difference may be the weapon that allows the characters to succeed or fail in their quest. By Stuart Godbolt. To be submitted to Chaosium by October 2011.
  8. Blood and Badges contains the 9 winning entries for the 2010 BRP Adventure Contest: • I Sette Magnifici Bastardi by Kevin Ross (spaghetti western) • Blood and Badges by Jon Hook (western horror) • The Goblin Hoss by Kevin Scrivner (western horror) • In the Frozen Darkness by R.J. Christensen (fifties horror) • Out with a BANG by Tom Lynch (cyberpunk) • The Haunted Bridge by Rich LeDuc (fantasy) • Company Town: Stepchildren of the Night by Mike Czaplinski (humorous conspiracy) • From Pagania with Hate by Marko Ercegovi’c “Streebor” (medieval horror) • The Prison of Outlaws by Simon Yee (dystopian alternate history) 132 pages. Published by Chaosium June 2011.
  9. Chaosium Incorporated has entered a contest to win a grant for up to $250,000. The contest is called Mission: Small Business and Chaosium Inc. has entered to be considered as a recipient, but they need our help. Please vote for Chaosium Inc. before the deadline on June 30th. It would be great for one of the oldest and smallest gaming companies to have a chance to win $250,000, we all know it could go a long way with Chaosium Inc. The information that voters need is: Name of Business: Chaosium Inc. State: California City: Hayward They already have 7 votes, another 243 and they will be eligible for consideration.
  10. Basic Creatures presents an assortment of creatures useful to players of Basic Roleplaying. These critters are drawn from a variety of eras and genres of fantasy and fiction, including: Allosaurus, Baboon, Bandersnatch, Basikisk, Bear, Behemoth, Brontosaur, Centaur, Crocodile, Duck, Dwarf, Elemental, Elf, Ghost, Giant, Gorgon, Griffin, Halfling, Harpy, Headhanger, Horse, Insect Swarm, Lion, Lizard, Manticore, Minotaur, Mummy, Nymph. Octopus, Ogre, Orc, Plesiosaur, Satyr, Sea Serpent, Skeleton, Spirit, Tiger, Troll, Unicorn, Vampire, Werewolf, Whale, Wolf, Wraith, Wyrm, Wyvern, and Zombie. By Sandy Petersen and Steve Perrin. 52 pages. Published by Chaosium April 2009. (Note: Basic Creatures is basically a reprint of the creature chapter from RuneQuest 3 with the references to Glorantha removed).
  11. BRP Adventures presents thirteen adventures for the Basic Roleplaying system. These are drawn from the submissions from the first Basic Roleplaying Adventure Contest. Organized by genre, these stories illustrate the versatility of BRP and its adaptability to different kinds of storytelling. The following are the general genres and adventures included: • Fantasy: Sharazar, by Andrei Baltakmans. Travelers of Ka'rang, by Chad Bowser. King John's Treasure, by Jean-Philipe Chapleau. The Caravan, by Sverre Larne. • Horror: The Sign of the Goat, by Guy dondlinger. • Alternate Realities: Going Up the Country, by R.J. Christensen. The Black Book, by Stuart Godbolt. Daybreak Tomorrow, by Rich Leduc. Escape From the Slavelands, by Sarah Newton. Terror At 6666 Feet, by Matt Steele. Ruin Nation, by Jason Williams. The Time Share, by Simon Yee. • Science Fiction: Planet-Fall, by Bruce Thomson. By many authors. 168 pages. Published by Chaosium March 2009.
  12. Basic Gamemaster provides wisdom and advice on running Basic Roleplaying games. There are five main sections: the first discusses the duties of the gamemaster in devising and presenting roleplaying adventures. The second covers scenario-construction aids for the gamemaster including encounter tables, languages, treasures, and danger-classes. The third treats the social organization postulated in the Basic Roleplaying rules, particularly as they affect adventurer occupations, income, magic and so forth. The fourth explores ships and the sea; supplementary rules to use in your game. Finally, a ready-to-play scenario is presented, intended to be used with the average beginning adventurer group. By Greg Stafford, Charlie Krank, Ken Rolston, Sandy Petersen & Steve Perrin. 48 pages. Published by Chaosium May 2009. (Note: Basic Magic is basically a reprint of the gamemaster chapter from RuneQuest 3 with all references to Glorantha removed).
  13. This tome of a book collects all the rules and options for one of the most original and influential role playing game systems in the world. From its origin, Basic Roleplaying was designed to be intuitive and easy to play. Character attributes follow a 3D6 curve, and the other Basic Roleplaying mechanics are even simpler. Virtually all rolls determining success or failure of a task are determined via the roll of percentile dice. The core virtues of the system are as evident today as they were when it was first introduced. Primary characteristics of Basic Roleplaying that have emerged from decades of play, across many different varieties of the system are as follows: • The system is remarkably friendly to newcomers. It is easy to describe the basics of the game system, and the percentile mechanics, to non-gamers. • Players of other game systems often find Basic Roleplaying to be much less mechanistic and less of a barrier to the actual act of roleplaying. Less time spent on game systems usually equals more time available for roleplaying and thinking “in character.” • Most of the information players need to know is present on their character sheets. • Characters tend to evolve based on practicing the skills they use the most. They do not arbitrarily gain experience in skills and qualities based on ephemeral elements such as levels or experience ranks. • Combat can be very quick and deadly, and often the deciding blow in a conflict is the one to land first. • Basic Roleplaying is remarkably modular: levels of complexity can be added or removed as needed, and the core system works equally well with considerable detail as it does with a minimal amount of rules. The internal consistency of Basic Roleplaying allows for rules judgments to be made rapidly and with little searching through the rulebook for special cases. This book represents a first for Basic Roleplaying—a system complete in one book, without a defined setting. Previously, Basic Roleplaying has been an integral part of standalone games, usually with rich and deep world settings. Due to differences in these settings, Basic Roleplaying has had many different incarnations. Variant and sometimes contradictory rules have emerged between versions, to better support one particular setting over another. Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying system reconciles these different flavors of the system and brings many variant rules together between the covers of one book, something that has never been done before. Some of these rules are provided as optional extensions, some as alternate systems, and others have been integrated into the core system. By design, this work is not a reinvention of Basic Roleplaying nor a significant evolution of the system. It is instead a collected and complete version of it, without setting, provided as a guide to players and gamemasters everywhere and compatible with most Basic Roleplaying games. It also allows the gamemaster the ability to create his or her own game world (or worlds), to adapt others from fiction, films, or even translate settings from other roleplaying games into Basic Roleplaying. By Jason Durall and Sam Johnson. 400 pages. Published by Chaosium May 2008.
  14. Val-du-Loup is a setting for medieval adventures using the BRP roleplaying system. It details a backwards, danger-fraught region of the dense, primal Ardennes forests, and is intended to serve for either an Early or a High Middle Ages setting. The Church wields little influence among the counties and baronies along the river Loup. Christian fervor clash with Frankish and Celtish traditions. Barons feud for land, while greedy princes grab the last tidbits left of the Empire. The monograph contains the following sections: • The Player Section: A primer on life in the Middle Ages - medieval society, knighthood, castles, military orders, medieval cities, universities and religion. Detailed information about the setting itself, i.e. the region of Val-du-Loup: the ruling families, assorted personalities (nobles, clergy and commoners) and a lengthy gazetteer of important and interesting locations. Character Creation with suggestions on how to involve player characters in adventures set in Val-du-Loup; and a character sheet designed for a medieval setting. • The Gamemaster Section: The Bestiary with random encounter tables, The Mythos Bestiary, secrets and background for the main personalities and villains in the campaign including game statistics for all major characters and some stock characters. • Adventures: This section includes two complete adventures: A Black Heart and Prelude to War; two adventure synopses; and finally a list of story seeds. By Guy Dondlinger. 160 pages. Published by Chaosium July 2009.
  15. The activity in the hive have slowed down a bit, warranting a consolidation of two forums. Again, the bigger one ate a smaller one, so that all the post from the former "Outside the hive" forum have been moved to the "Basic Roleplaying" forum. The description of the forum have also been changed, to include "anything RPG related." So basically, one forum to rule them all, and one forum for the supplements. Cheers, Sverre.
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